The New York Times has announced the world premiere performances of THE DAY – a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser, legendary dancer Wendy Whelan, prolific choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang – which will be presented by Jacob's Pillow at Doris Duke Theatre from July 31 through August 4, 2019.
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Beiser and Whelan performed two packed work-in-progress showings of THE DAY in the Catskills this month as part of their Lumberyard residency.
Featuring both women onstage for the duration of the performance, THE DAY is a meditation on two journeys – the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with – memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul – through the shared language of music and dance.
Performers Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser
Choreography Lucinda Childs
Words and Music David Lang
Scenic design Sara Brown
Sound design Dave Cook
Projection design Joshua Higgason
Lighting design Natasha Katz
Costume design Karen Young
Creative producer Maya Beiser
Managing producer Christina Jensen
Production manager Emily McGillicuddy
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